Brazilian Cherry
Brazilian Cherry, when first milled is a tan/s almon color w/black striping which turns a rich deep red color over time. This species is the most popular imported species given its inherent beauty, rich coloring and superior hardness.
Brazilian Cherry
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Wood Color
Color Range: varies from yellowish hues to pink/reds to dark reds with black striping. Quartered selection yields the most uniform look/color range.
Color Change: will change dramatically over time from the yellow/tan/salmon color when freshly milled into a deep rich reddish color. Water based finishes tend to retard the color change while oil based finishes enhance it.
Wood Usage Given Brazilian Cherry’s extreme hardness, it may be used in residential and commercial installations. Available indoors only.
Characteristics Silica/White Spots are a natural occurrence in Brazilian Cherry and are not considered a defect but instead are part of the species.
Site Sanding/ Finishing: May be site finished with oil or water based finishes. Occasional pieces may have resin pockets that show up as white spots under the finish w/no known method to avoid other than not install these pieces.
Characteristics Hardness Chart Brazilian Cherry
Tiger Wood
Tigerwood is a boldly striped species with straight and even grained which has an orange/reddish brown background with wide dark brownish black striping, which we liken to the striping found in “vanilla fudge” ice cream.
Tiger Wood
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Wood Color
Color Range: large brownish black streaks against a tan to dark orange-brown background.
Color Change: full-bodied, culminating in a deep reddish brown color that mitigates the contrast created by streaks.
Wood Usage Tigerwood may be used residentially or commercially. Availale indoors only.
Characteristics Allergic Reactions: Tigerwood has been known to cause contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Care should be taken when exposed to the dust.
Characteristics Hardness Chart Tiger Wood
Brazilian Teak
Brazilian Teak is a very hard wood with a fine, wax-like texture and reticulated grain. Darker pieces may exhibit some black striping, which adds to its unique character.
Brazilian Teak
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Wood Color
Color Range: wide color range with a medium tan/brown range also including a limited amount of dark reddish brown pieces.
Color Change: As the wood ages, its contrasting colors tend to blend together harmoniously and evenly. Color range will slightly mute over time into a more uniform color range. The lighter tan pieces will patina to slightly darker tan brown
Wood Usage Brazilian Teak may be used residentially or commercially wherever a rich tan brown color is desired.
Characteristics Site Sanding/Finishing: Oil finishes may react adversely/not dry when used on Brazilian Teak. ALWAYS test the finish you propose to use FIRST on test pieces to ensure compatibility. Allergic Reactions: Brazilian Teak has been known to cause contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Care should be taken when exposed to the dust.
Characteristics Hardness Chart Brazilian Teak
Brazilian Walnut
Brazilian Walnut is a very dense hardwood with exceedingly fine graining. Its overall color depends on where it's grown and will range from a light yellowish tan to a deep, rich brown.
Brazilian Walnut
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Wood Color
Color Range: varies considerably based on where it grows. It can vary from a light yellowish tan color with greenish overtones to an almost blackish brown.
Color Change: when freshly milled will exhibit a large range of coloration, which will quickly mute into a more uniform range which then will darken over time to a medium to dark brown color.
Wood Usage Brazilian walnut  may be used both residentially and commercially. Available indoors and outdoors.
Characteristics Site Sanding/ Finishing: alkalines of this species can interfere with drying, adhesion and staining. While some oil finishes will dry on this wood, most will not. Neutral oil finishes have reacted with these alkalines and turned red when used with this wood. A water-based finish is the safest bet.
Allergic Reactions: can cause respiratory and contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Care should be taken when exposed to the dust of Brazilian Walnut.
Characteristics Hardness Chart Brazilian Walnut
White Oak
This tight-grained quartered wood hearkens to the classic traditions of the Arts & Crafts movement and Mission style furniture. It is sought after for the "fleck" found in the quarter sawn selection, which lends a classic look to any formal setting.
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Wood Color
Color Range: medium high degree of color variability and ranges from light tan colors to medium tan colors with a grayish cast to medium brown colors.
Color Change: undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight ambering over time.
Wood Usage White Oak may be used both residentially and commercially. Available indoors only.
Characteristics Allergic Reactions: White Oak is known to cause contact dermatitis so care should be taken when coming in contact with White Oak saw dust.
Characteristics Hardness Chart White Oak
Sucupira
Light, occasionally grayish brown heartwood with fine lighter stripes. Whitish or yellowish sapwood. Usually straight to slightly interlocked or slightly wavy grain.
Sucupira
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Wood Color
Color Range: Light, occasionally grayish brown
Wood Usage Sucupira  may be used both residentially and commercially. Available Indoors only
Characteristics Site Sanding/ Finishing: moderately difficult to work and resulting surfaces, especially in planing, are fair to poor due to the coarse texture and frequent grain irregularity. The wood turns well and takes a good finish if filler is first applied.
Characteristics Hardness Chart Sucupira
Bamboo
Bamboo’s strength, natural beauty and environmentally-friendly characteristics make it a perfect alternative to wood flooring. Very linear grain and smooth in texture.
Bamboo
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Wood Color
Color Range: Natural bamboo is light yellow in color.
Wood Usage Bamboo may be used both residentially and commercially. Available indoors and outdoors.
Characteristics Hardness Chart Bamboo